The 2012 class of the Cleveland Foundation Summer Intern program is a smart, energetic and eclectic bunch. Each week, you will hear about their experiences, thoughts and reflections about their host organizations, the nonprofit sector and Cleveland. Stay tuned. But for now, let me introduce them to you.
A junior at Baldwin‐Wallace College, will be placed at Cleveland Leadership Center. Zack’s work will be focused on all aspects of program design, delivery and evaluation. He will also participate in all Summer of Service planning meetings and will assist with the Look Up to Cleveland: Summer Leadership Academy.
A junior at Vanderbilt University, will be placed at Northeast Shores Development Corporation. Mariel will work with the Real Estate Development Director on home rehabilitation projects, neighborhood marketing and the new artist relocation program called Artists in Residence.
A junior at John Carroll University, will be placed at University Hospitals (UH). Mary will be responsible for the first ever UH Community Health Needs Assessment Community and will review the Community Health Needs Assessments for each UH hospital facility.
A graduate student from Case Western Reserve University: Mandel School of Applied Science, will be placed at Downtown Cleveland Alliance. Alison will conduct, analyze and summarize the data from Downtown Pedestrian Count. She will also research, summarize and recommend best practices for downtown business attraction and marketing.
A sophomore at Georgetown University, will be placed at NewBridge Cleveland Center for Arts & Technology. Thomas will design tools to be used in program evaluation and assessment for NewBridge’s Youth and Adult Programs.
A graduate student from Cleveland State University, will be placed at the City of Cleveland (Department of Economic Development). Michael will design a data collection process, analyze data on City‐funded projects and identify alternative benefits of the projects.
A senior at Cleveland State University, will be placed at Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo). Jennie will be responsible for visually enhancing LEEDCo’s strategic campaign to effectively communicate the benefit of offshore wind to the general public, companies and elected officials.
A senior at Cleveland State University, will be placed at Progressive Arts Alliance. Keisha will work on development and marketing projects and help plan the Hip‐Hop Summer Arts Camp and benefit concert.
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A graduate student at Case Western Reserve University: Mandel School of Applied Social Science, will be placed at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Andrew will work with the mobile interpretation team to develop an interpretive plan for the Armor Court; research specified types of arms and armor; research audio and video interview subjects, including experts and members of the Cleveland community.
A graduate student at Case Western Reserve University: Mandel School of Applied Social Science, will be placed at Tremont West Development Corporation. Sarah will plan and convene a roundtable series for block club leaders to identify training opportunities; plan a community celebration and create a Tremont Farmers’ Market recipe book.
A junior at Kent State University, will be placed at the Cleveland Foundation. Benjamin will work with the CFO to develop an integrated, Microsoft Excel‐based system for the administrative fund; develop a new process to track and report planned giving; research on mission‐related investments in the Northeast Ohio area, and the development and implementation of an electronic filing system for investment managers in the investment portfolio.
A junior at Notre Dame College (OH), will be placed at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Matthew will work with the “Green Team” committee to develop sustainable practices for both visitors and park operations and assist with policy research and administrative support.
A graduate student at Case Western Reserve University: Mandel School of Applied Social Science, will be placed at Global Cleveland. Christine will research and develop best practices for social media and marketing initiatives; assist with events and marketing for the Boomerang Initiative and maintenance database of existing partners, and other community resources.
A senior at The Ohio State University, will be placed at the City of Shaker Heights (Planning Department). Graham will be responsible for developing the city’s On‐Road Bicycle Route Network Plan. He will also investigate ways to create a transit‐focused residential street with an RTA rapid station at one end for the Transit Village Plan and Alternative Energy Study.
A graduate student at Case Western Reserve University: Mandel School of Applied Social Science, will be placed at Fatima Family Center. Shantiva will be responsible for implementing the youth summer camp program and coordinate the day‐to‐day operations of summer camp including and coordinating the implementation of the Alveus Bullying Prevention Program.
A graduate student at Cleveland State University, will be placed at New Avenues to Independence, Inc. Sarah will identify potential individuals and corporate volunteers and partnerships through local organizations and corporations; identify and assess the volunteer needs of the individuals participating in the organization’s programs in Lake County; research, expand and coordinate the Buckeye Industries contacts database.
A graduate student at John Carroll University, will be placed at Partnership For a Safer Cleveland. Rachel will work on the implementation of the Partnership’s STANCE Prevention Projects: The Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance and the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Assisted Referral (PAR) programs.